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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 conversion

I've got my eye on a 2wd 97 f450 7.3 Diesel 5spd with a nice flatdeck. High mileage but meticulously maintained.

My issue is that with the winters along Lake Huron, I really need 4wd.

Im curious to know what parts would be necessary to convert the F450 to 4x4.

I currently drive an early 91 F350 4x4 351 Automatic.

Can I rob the Front axle, transfer case etc from the F350 for the 4x4 conversion?

What kinds of issues will I have with the gas to diesel and auto to 5 spd?

Any input is appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 06:24 AM
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Sounds like more trouble and money than it's worth to do the conversion, but I'm no expert, and likely someone's done it at least once.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 07:52 AM
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its possible but the cost will be higher then finding a 4x4....

throw some weight on that flatdeck and it should go through most anything

2007 F350 6.0L Ext cab short box 4x4
2000 F150 5.4L Reg cab short box 2wd
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if you want a 4x4 buy one.

Really? Its the Internet take it easy.
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